The view from afar

I enter a story in the Easy Reader contest for writing and photography each year. They usually print my stories about my adventures as honorable mention. This year I wasn't sure they would print it, as it's more of a personal essay (a shorter version of a post from a few months ago). But they... Continue Reading →

Why every American should live abroad

Sometimes you don’t get out of travel what you expect. Like the time I was stranded on a small island off the coast of Australia.  The island was not too far from the mainland, but in between were box jellyfish and crocodile infested waters. Swimming back was not going to be an option.  I took... Continue Reading →

What I learned writing a novel

by Janice Nigro Lockdown has reached over four months in California. From the beginning, it was clear that life could be over for any one of us in a flash. One week you’re here and three weeks later you’re not. That edict somehow freed me from any guilt about pursuing projects of passion. So I’ve... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Results

by Janice Nigro I left San Francisco, California for Bergen, Norway. In late fall. As a single woman. A few weeks before Christmas one year. Norwegians in San Francisco. Do you need to know how to dress for winter? Thanks, but I grew up in Chicago. Light cycles of shadow and dark on a backdrop... Continue Reading →

The Lockdown Diaries: Week 5

by Janice Nigro No thoughtful title, just which week this is under lockdown in Los Angeles if you don't remember. The Lockdown Diaries is becoming a travel journal of sorts, of the kind of adventure you hope to have only once in your life. It’s definitely of the slow travel variety. New experiences. My most... Continue Reading →

The Lockdown Diaries: Week 4

by Janice Nigro This week, well, I believe we are into week 4 of lockdown in California and about to enter into week 5. I'm writing this at 72 hours without leaving my apartment. It starts to be a real test of the stretch of your imagination on what you can do and what there... Continue Reading →

The Lockdown Diaries: Enlightenment

by Janice Nigro I’ve been doing my part during the lockdown. Staying indoors for most of my days. Fooling myself that I am doing some exercise in 500 square feet of space. Working on my projects. It’s kind of business as usual for me. Marketing, writing, and editing. Although it's harder for me to remember... Continue Reading →

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